Astera launches AX2 PixelBar
Friday, 16 April 2021
astera-ax2-pixelbar-50The AX2 provides solutions for multiple lighting applications
Germany - Wireless LED lighting specialist Astera has launched a new AX2 PixelBar product - a linear wash fixture with wireless control, onboard battery, individually addressable LEDs, ultra-high colour rendering, fabulous digital colour calibration and a 21-degree beam.
The AX2 is fully wirelessly controlled, robustly engineered, stylish and comes complete with a range of rigging tools to provide solutions for multiple lighting applications and sectors - from concert touring to live events to TV productions and architectural and installations.
The AX2 PixelBar is an extension of the Astera AX range which includes LightDrops and LED PARs. It is currently available in two versions, a 1m fixture with 16 x 10W LEDs and 50cm fixture with eight 10W LEDs.
It was developed to meet demand for wall, backdrop or surface washing luminaires offering the same highly practical and quality lighting options as other Astera products and is compatible with the AX and Titan ranges.
Premium optics focus the lightsources and colour mixing, and homogeneity ensure a ‘smooth even wash of light across its entire path’.
Utilising Astera’s Titan LED light engine, the AX2 features a high CRI and TCLI and can produce a range of colour temperatures from 1750 to 20000 Kelvin. The digital calibration allows it to precisely reproduce any colour or gel filter.
The quick connect system for attaching two or more units is designed to maintain a consistent pixel pitch between conjoined fixtures, and the feet can be loosened to assist in angling a row of AX2s uniformly along its entire length. Great for illuminating larger surfaces like walls and set pieces.
With the press of a button on one AX2, all the fixtures in a string of connected units will conveniently auto DMX address via their integrated IR modules. They communicate with each other and each fixture knows its position in a ‘flow set’.
They can be controlled via the AsteraApp and inbuilt Lumen Radio wireless CRMX, in addition to a physical 5-pin XLR socket and Powercon in / out connectors for running a wired option, making it extremely straightforward to daisy-chain AX2s.
Astera Sales director Sebastian Bückle comments: “Ten years ago, we offered a battery-powered LED bar which was one of our most popular products at the time, and some people are still using it while others have asked us for years when we will offer another wash fixture.
“I am happy to announce that we now have a worthy successor, packed with the latest technology such as the Titan LED engine and auto-addressing which detects all the connected lights and assigns individual DMX addresses. The AX2 was well worth the wait.
“We believe AX2 will appeal to lighting professionals working across a broad range of sectors and will also be appreciated by those currently using other Astera products in their lighting designs and schemes.”

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